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Pre-K–8 Course Catalog


Calvert ensures your homeschooling success. Calvert provides proven and time-tested curriculum, with all the tools and support necessary to ensure you are the best teacher your child has ever had. When you choose Calvert, you can be confident that you have selected the highest quality, accredited education for your child. Since 1906, when Calvert first published curriculum for parents to educate their children at home, Calvert has educated hundreds of thousands of students in all 50 states and more than 90 countries around the world. Browse our catalog to learn more about how Calvert’s great curriculum, programs, tools and support, provide a great homeschool experience for you and your child.

CONTENTS TOOLS AND RESOURCES The Calvert Lesson Manual Calvert Teaching Navigator Online Resources .

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PRE-K–GRADE 8 CURRICULUM

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SUPPORT Support from Teachers. The Calvert Community

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ACCREDITATION AND ALIGNMENT TO EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS Calvert curriculum is accredited and approved by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. The instructional program is based on the International Association for K–12 Online Learning (iNACOL) standards for online programs.

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Calvert regularly reviews all courses and introduces new materials after considering state standards and the standards established by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, National Council for Teachers of English, National Council for Teachers of Social Studies, and National Science Teachers Association, as well as the International Society for Technology in Education.

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Flexible, Accredited Curriculum and Programs Crafted by our homeschool curriculum specialists. Programs to fit your family's needs. Calvert’s curriculum is proven, time‑tested, and well-renowned as the finest homeschool curriculum available today. Our curriculum has been recognized for excellence by educators and parents, and its success dates back to our roots with the prestigious Calvert School in Baltimore, Maryland. Our inquiry-based method of learning allows students to absorb subject matter and apply knowledge in vibrant, expressive ways. In sharing their own knowledge and techniques with their peers, individual students collaborate in a bright, open world of learning with endless possibilities.

Individual Students, Individual Needs There are many ways to learn with Calvert. We offer a variety of programs and services to fit your child’s needs and your family’s lifestyle. From complete grade level curriculum to individual courses, to Calvert Academy online private school and Verticy Learning for students who are struggling with reading, spelling, or writing.

Choose the Format That Fits Your Needs The Calvert curriculum is available in our traditional combined print/online format (Traditional) or in our new, more affordable digital-only format (Digital). With our Traditional format, you’ll receive printed Lesson Manuals, textbooks, and workbooks as well as access to digital activities and materials. With our Digital format, you’ll receive the same quality texts and materials via e-textbooks and digital downloads.

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Explore Calvert’s tools and resources created and carefully curated for homeschooling families like yours in the pages ahead. Learn more by contacting an Enrollment Advisor or visiting our website.

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Calvert Lessons: Your road map for guiding daily learning

Calvert parents will tell you that Calvert’s Lessons are the heart of the Calvert curriculum. With complete daily plans for all subjects, these indispensable guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions to enable you successfully teach your child. The online experience contains rich embedded instructional resources brought to life with multimedia. All courses provide a suggested schedule, clear objectives, and tips for the Learning Guide.

Calvert Lessons Contain: • Suggested daily schedules • Helpful teaching tips and hints • List of daily materials and books • Assignment summary • Clear learning objectives • Detailed, step-by-step instructions

PLUS • Learning strategies • Online learning resources • Integrated assessments that gauge understanding • Fun projects that build creative thinking

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Calvert Teaching Navigator Our easy-to-use online platform helps plan, pace, and track learning. The Calvert Teaching Navigator guides you through an easy step-by-step digital experience that brings the curriculum to life. View your daily schedule, select which lessons your student is to complete each

Structure with flexibility

You and your student will be able to track work that’s been completed, plan and see next steps, and view lesson goals.

Access anywhere, any time

day, easily track progress and performance,

Schooling on the go? The Calvert Teaching Navigator is accessible anytime from any desktop or tablet.

and access teaching and technical support

Progress tracking

as needed – all conveniently from your computer or tablet.

Easily view and track your child’s progress.

Flexible schedule management

Manage your time and your schedule with day-at-aglance views based on your individual needs.

Attendance and score tracking features Highly requested among families, this online record keeping feature gives you the benefit of accessing records from anywhere.

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Calvert Online Resources Learning made fun with interactive multimedia resources Interactive learning brings ideas and concepts to life. Calvert has integrated a variety of online resources into our lessons along with e-texts and real-world resources and online tools to provide your child with a dynamic, fun and enriching learning experience.

Britannica® School

Britannica® School Grades K–8

Your child has access to a wealth of information through the multimedia resources located in this ad‑free online version of Encyclopedia Britannica. Interactive and engaging graphics, audio, games, and videos accompany many topics, allowing your child to explore content according to their learning level.

Britannica® World Atlas Grades K–8

The World Atlas allows your child to explore regions of the world through interactive Google Maps. Each country and major city contains additional resources where your child can read a summary, profile, or related historical highlights.

Discovery™ Education STREAMING Grades K–8

These engaging, concept-specific videos from Discovery Education STREAMING will help your child grasp concepts covered in daily lessons.

Britannica® World Atlas

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BrainPOP®

BrainPOP® Online Activity

HMH Science Dimensions® You Solve It Simulations

Science Fusion

Grades K–8

Grades 6–8

Interactive multimedia learning is more than just fun; it increases learning. Your child will love the BrainPop® videos, games, and quizzes from BrainPOP we’ve integrated into the Calvert experience.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Science Fusion series includes online activities, videos and virtual labs that can be completed side-by-side with hands-on activities. This series promotes important criticalthinking skills that prepare your student for success in future science courses and in the workplace.

Math In Focus Digi + Grades 1–5

Bring Math to life with these fun, interactive online tutorials, activities, and quizzes. Math in Focus Digi + combines multimedia technology with instructional strategies to create an engaging learning experience.

e-Textbooks

HMH Science Dimensions® You Solve It Simulations Grades K–5

HMH Science Dimensions provides your student with rich opportunities to conduct hands-on investigations, solve problems, and present their findings.

Publisher-provided electronic versions of selected textbooks contain additional resources, such as video clips, text-to-speech, auto-graded practice tests, and valuable support material.

Science Fusion

Math In Focus Digi +

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PreKindergarten Our exciting Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is designed to balance work and play using guided, fun developmental activities as you begin the educational experience together. We provide hands-on activities and manipulatives that help focus your child’s readiness skills and prepare her for an academic Kindergarten.

Math

Pre-K offers a balance of work and play using guided, fun developmental activities.

In preparation for Kindergarten, Math activities begin with an appreciation for simple measurements and patterns, with the recognition and writing of numbers 1–10.

Calvert Language Arts

Paving the way for reading, Calvert’s vocabulary-building activities and exercises are designed to stimulate visual and auditory discrimination. Your child will also learn to associate ideas, build logical sequences, and strengthen comprehension and memory skills.

LESSON RESOURCES Physical Resources: Lesson Manual

Discussion

Open Eyes

Discussions about community, family, home, helping, how other people live, and politeness help prepare your child to interact well with others.

Read-to-Me Storybook Road to Reading Activity Book

Games and Play

Path to Math Activity Book

Hands-on activities, manipulatives, dramatizations, imitations, and mimicry focus your child’s readiness skills to prepare for an academic Kindergarten.

Favorite Nursery Songs Favorite Nursery Songs CD Kindergarten Fun Activity Book

Music

Stories & Poems

Your child will learn, sing, and enjoy favorite nursery songs.

Additional Supplies

Things To Do

Digital Resources:

Learning by doing is an important part of this program. Coloring, drawing, cutting, tracing, baking, pipe-cleaner construction, and even making musical instruments are activities that engage and help reinforce motor control. Course content subject to change.

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Britannica School Britannica World Atlas 

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Kindergarten Students will refine reading skills with readaloud books and a phonics-based approach. Reading materials are integrated with Science and Social Studies for an interdisciplinary education. Math introduces students to numbers, shapes, problem solving, and ordering numbers.

English Language Arts

Kindergartners learn to print and use their new skill to write about animals, their community, and create a book about weather. Children read engaging texts that introduce phonics skills and develop critical thinking.

Science

Calvert’s full day Kindergarten program offers hands-on, interactive learning.

Students observe patterns in the natural world to answer scientific questions, construct arguments with evidence to support claims, develop and use models, and communicate solutions to provide detail about scientific ideas. They learn about weather and create a weather forecast.

LESSON RESOURCES

Social Studies

Quick Checks – auto-graded assessments to gauge understanding Math In Focus K e-text

The Social Studies curriculum introduces America’s historical figures, symbols, and holidays. Students learn about globes and maps by making their very own treasure map. Kids are introduced to jobs and money and learn how to write a resumé that highlights their special talents.

Math In Focus Digi + Pearson ReadyGen Library e-texts: - Where's Home Little Pip?

Math

- Farming Then and Now - What Will the Weather Be?

The focus is on counting up to 100, addition, subtraction, measuring, and shapes. Students engage in projects like making a number book to teach younger students, and measuring and weighing an item to ship it to a family in need. Students write in the colorful Math in Focus workbook and learn how to access grade-appropriate digital interactives.

- I love Saturdays y domingos

Physical Education

- Making Music

- Neighborhood Walk: City - Tiny Seed - While I Was Sleeping - Weather Words and What They Mean - The Old Things

Lessons help young learners establish a basic understanding of health and fitness.

- Plant Patterns

Health

Pearson ReadyGen Text Collection e-texts

- Life in a Pond HMH Science Dimensions K e-text

Students are introduced to the concepts of personal safety, healthy behaviors, nutrition, communication, disease prevention, basic anatomy, and physiology.

HMH ScienceFusion Virtual Labs HMH Science Dimensions You Solve It Simulations BrainPOP Jr. Interactive Activities

Course content subject to change.

Discovery Education STREAMING videos

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Grade 1 First graders build on what they learned in Kindergarten to develop phonemic awareness, comprehension, and vocabulary. Students build a strong foundation in Math skills and concepts.

English Language Arts

Students gain independence in reading, learn more sight words, and become more adept at distinguishing vowel sounds. They write a narrative about their favorite day and create a persuasive poster about their favorite treat.

Science

First graders investigate, analyze and interpret data, construct explanations and design solutions to demonstrate gradelevel proficiency. Students learn to predict movement pattern of objects in the sky and then compare the sky where they live to that of students around the world.

Social Studies

This course introduces beginning economics and good citizenship. By interviewing a family member, students come to understand how our country has changed over time. They learn about the many uses of maps by making a “Personal Atlas to My Life.”

Watch your child develop into an independent reader and writer. LESSON RESOURCES Quick Checks – auto-graded assessments to gauge understanding Math In Focus G1 e-text Math In Focus Digi + Pearson ReadyGen Library e-texts: - Stellaluna - Time to Sleep

Math

Students continue learning addition and subtraction—now with two digit numbers. They explore measurement, charts, graphs, time, money, and solid shapes. Students learn concepts by writing the biography of a number and creating a 3D cake design.

Physical Education

- The Winner's Choice - Hunter's Money Jar - Arbor Day Square - Far From Home - King Kafu and the Moon - The Sun

Young learners focus on ways to be more active. Topics of study include exercise safety, nutrition, and the values of cooperation and teamwork. Students learn age-appropriate motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills.

- One Classroom, Many Cultures

Health

Pearson ReadyGen Text Collection G1 e-text

- Whose Is This? - How a Seed Grows - Going to School

First graders develop a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Topics of study include personal safety, nutrition, communication, disease prevention, basic anatomy, and physiology.

Pearson ReadyGen Reading Collection G1 e-text

Course content subject to change.

HMH Science Dimensions You Solve It Simulations

Choice of Format:

Traditional (Print + Digital) or Digital-Only

HMH Science Dimensions 1 e-text HMH ScienceFusion Virtual Labs

McGraw-Hill – Networks Social Studies: Our Community e-book Britannica® School World Atlas BrainPOP Jr. Interactive Activities Discovery Education STREAMING

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Grade 2 Students become fully immersed in the world of independent reading and build a strong Math foundation.

English Language Arts

Grade 2 students add more sight words and increase fluency by studying additional vowel sounds, blends, and suffixes. Learners use their skills when interviewing a community leader and then writing a biography about him or her.

Second graders identify and perform guided investigations about the properties of matter to create a matter scavenger hunt and use engineering principles to design a solution to prevent or slow natural erosive processes that changes the shape of the land.

Grade 2 builds on acquired skills and engages students with their community.

Social Studies

LESSON RESOURCES

Science

Students study Native Americans and how the United States transitioned to a land of immigrants. Students will also learn about the U.S. government, economics and trade concepts. Learning is made fun by creating a travel guide of favorite places and making a plan to earn and save money.

Math

Second graders study 3-digit numbers, addition and subtraction to 1000, mental Math, data collection, money, time, and shapes. Engaging projects include conducting a plant growth experiment and organizing a fundraising event.

Physical Education

Physical Education focuses on how to become more fit and healthy. Children learn about warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition, muscle strength, and flexibility, and are required to participate in regular physical activity.

Art & Picture Study

This course explores drawing techniques, perspective, and color theory and includes the discussion and analysis of famous works of art. Course content subject to change.

Choice of Format:

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Quick Checks - auto-graded assessments to gauge understanding Math In Focus G2 e-text Math In Focus Digi + Pearson ReadyGen Library e-texts: - Trouble at the Sandbox - Disaster Alert! - John Chapman: Planter & Pioneer - Pioneers to the West - On Meadowview Street - The Earth Dragon Awakes - Change Makers - Money Matters -A  lexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday - Friends Around the World -6  8 Ways To Save The Planet Before Bedtime. Pearson ReadyGen Text Collection G2 e-texts Pearson ReadyGen Reading Collection G2 e-texts HMH Science Dimensions 2 e-text HMH ScienceFusion Virtual Labs HMH Science Dimensions You Solve It Simulations McGraw-Hill - Networks Social Studies: Who We are as Americans e-book Britannica® School World Atlas BrainPOP Jr. Interactive Activities Discovery Education STREAMING

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Grade 3 In Grade 3, collaboration is integrated into lessons and projects. Learning will take place on a personal level cultivating a deeper understanding of subjects. The Singapore Math Method continues to build on concepts taught in Grade 2.

Reading, writing, and fundamental skills are intertwined so students learn them organically and with purpose.

English Language Arts

Students read cross-curricular texts to increase subject knowledge and practice complex phonics concepts. They write daily and compose an advertisement about an extreme place to live.

Science

Virtual labs provide an opportunity for students to practice gathering evidence and defending their claims. The Grade 3 curriculum weaves S.T.E.M. skills into lessons to spark a child’s curiosity about these fields. Students learn about plant and animal reproduction, inheritance, and life cycles by devising a plan to save the bee population.

LESSON RESOURCES Quick Checks – auto-graded assessments to gauge understanding Math In Focus G3 e-text Math In Focus Digi +

Social Studies

Pearson ReadyGen Library e-texts: - About Earth - Below Deck: A Titanic Story -B  rave Girl: Clara & The Shirtwaist Makers Strike Of 1909 -D  eep Down & Other Extreme Places To Live - Iopeners Living Through A Natural Disaster - Iopeners What Is Government Storm In The Night - T he Case Of The Gasping Garbage - T he Song Of Sky & Sand - T he Year Of Miss Agnes - T reasure In The Trees -W  eather Pearson ReadyGen Text Collection G3 e-texts

This year, students develop ideas for helping their communities and starting their own business. Project-based learning helps students grasp the concepts of economics. Students learn about civics by developing and implementing a community service project.

Math

Lessons employ active digital resources such as a digital placevalue chart, used with base-ten blocks to model addition and subtraction, and a digital beam balance to practice mental Math and estimation. Students learn about angles and lines, polygons, and area and perimeter by designing a wildlife sanctuary.

Physical Education

Pearson ReadyGen Reading Collection G3 e-texts

Children learn about warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition, muscle strength and flexibility and are required to participate in regular physical activity.

HMH Science Dimensions 3 e-text HMH ScienceFusion Virtual Labs HMH Science Dimensions You Solve It Simulations

Art & Picture Study

Budding artists learn drawing skills using lines, light sources, and motion while discussing and analyzing famous works of art.

McGraw-Hill – Networks Social Studies: The United States: Communities and Neighbors e-book B  ritannica® School

Course content subject to change.

World Atlas BrainPOP Jr. Interactive Activities

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Discovery Education STREAMING

Traditional (Print + Digital) or Digital-Only

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Grade 4 The curriculum includes tips on differentiation so Learning Guides can adjust the lessons to accommodate students of different ability levels.

English Language Arts

A shift toward explanatory/argumentative writing is marked by an increase in non-fiction reading. Students conduct research for an op-ed and then create an investigative journalism report for a news show.

Fourth Grade courses are exciting and flexible. LESSON RESOURCES

Science

Students apply their knowledge of natural earth processes to generate and compare solutions to determine the impacts of renewable and nonrenewable resources. Students employ the engineering design process to design, test, and refine a device to stay safe during a collision.

Social Studies

This year’s focus is on the geography and history of early North America, the Age of Exploration, Colonial America, the American Revolution, and westward expansion up until the Civil War. Students create virtual museum exhibits to showcase the history of their state.

Math

Quick Checks - auto-graded assessments to gauge understanding Math In Focus G4 e-text Math In Focus Digi + Pearson ReadyGen 4 Library e-texts: - A Tale Of Two Poggles - A Tsunami Unfolds - Anatomy Of A Volcanic Eruption - Earthquakes - Iopeners Skeletons, Inside And Out - Lunch Money -M  ary Anning: The Girl Who Cracked Open The World

Math dives deeper into addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, data, and graphing; measuring angles and symmetry; and calculating perimeter and area of square and rectangles. Students build a travel itinerary, budget for a trip, and use geometry to design a dream neighborhood.

- Science Squad: Porpoises In Peril

Physical Education

Pearson ReadyGen Text Collection G4 e-texts

Students learn age-appropriate motor, nonlocomotor, and manipulative skills, and are required to participate in regular physical activity.

Art & Picture Study

This course explores drawing skills such as perspective and color theory. Picture study includes the discussion and analysis of famous works of art. Course content subject to change.

- The Longest Night - T hree Native Nations: Of The Woodlands - Plains & Desert - Using Money - Why The Sea Is Salty Pearson ReadyGen Sleuth Reading Collection G4 e-texts HMH Science Dimensions 4 e-text HMH ScienceFusion Virtual Labs HMH Science Dimensions You Solve It Simulations McGraw-Hill – Networks Social Studies: United States History e-book Britannica® School World Atlas BrainPOP Interactive Activities

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Discovery Education STREAMING

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Grade 5 Essential writing skills continue to be developed, including paragraph structure, outlining, and summarizing. In Social Studies, students investigate the history of the United States and their home state, from the Reconstruction Era through modern times.

English Language Arts

Students prepare for the rigor of middle school by studying complex sentence structure and reading challenging non-fiction. They write their own sci-fi narrative, and choose a topic for an opinion piece about issues that impact their community.

Science

Students learn to make connections between American history, literature, and geography. LESSON RESOURCES

Students carry out investigations, design solutions, and generate fact-based opinions using observation and data analysis. This year, learners develop a plan to decrease air pollution.

Quick Checks – auto-graded assessments to gauge understanding

Social Studies

Math In Focus Digi +

This year’s focus is on our nation’s growth after the Civil War—through World War I, World War II, and the Cold War and into the Modern Era. Students create interactive virtual exhibits to show their state’s history.

Math

The Singapore Math Method introduces students to multiplying two-digit numbers by two digit numbers, practicing long division with and without remainders, adding subtracting and multiplying unlike fractions and mixed numbers, working with decimals, graphing on a coordinate plane, and calculating the volume of solid figures.

Physical Education

Students are required to participate in regular physical activities. The focus is on warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition, muscle strength, and flexibility.

Art & Picture Study

Fifth grade artists explore contour, naturalism, and linear perspectives. In Art History, students study paintings from ancient Egypt through the modern art movement. Course content subject to change.

Math In Focus G5 e-text Pearson ReadyGen 5 Library e-texts: - Night of the Spadefoot Toads - Washed Up! - George's Secret Key to the Universe - The Road to Freedom - Real Life Superheroes - Rain Forest Food Chains - Explorers of North America - Jess and Layla's Astronomical Assignment - Explorers: Triumphs and Troubles - Our Mysterious Universe - Beyond the Horizon - The Great Migration Pearson ReadyGen Text Collection G5 e-texts Pearson ReadyGen Sleuth Reading Collection G5 e-texts HMH Science Dimensions 5 e-text HMH ScienceFusion Virtual Labs HMH Science Dimensions You Solve It Simulations McGraw-Hill - Networks The United States Modern Times e-book Britannica® School World Atlas BrainPOP Interactive Activities Discovery Education STREAMING

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Grade 6 Students build their autonomy and explore topics through inquiry-based learning and STEM activities.

English Language Arts

Texts from different genres and periods are introduced. After reading Bud, Not Buddy, students reflect on their life experiences and write their own set of rules to live by. They will also study editorials and how they convey opinions, culminating in writing not only their own editorial, but also an opposing editorial. This exercise introduces them to the art of creating a sound argument.

Science

In Grade 6, the focus is on Earth Sciences. Students study the nature of Science, measurement, data collection and analysis, and engineering design principles as a foundation for conducting scientific investigations. Earth Science topics such as astronomy, geology, oceanography, and meteorology are explored through inquiry-based learning and STEM activities that encourage scientific thought.

Social Studies

Students are captivated by the past as they study ancient civilizations that include Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and the Roman Empire, as well as early Asian, American, and African Empires; Europe’s Dark Ages through the Renaissance and Reformation; and on into the Age of Enlightenment. Students create an interactive exhibit comparing and contrasting the ways knowledge and opinions were disseminated during the Renaissance/Reformation as compared to modern day.

Math

Students draw on problem-solving skills and prior knowledge to develop an understanding of numbers and operations, compare numbers with percents and ratios, write and evaluate algebraic expressions, study the area of triangles and other polygons, and summarize data distributions. Students learn by planning an event where they must create a menu, determine quantities based on the number of attendees, and then calculate pay rate, sales tax, and gratuity.

Art And Art History 6: Sculpture

In this course, students study Egyptian line drawing, softdough sculpture, relief sculpture and symmetry. Lessons are coordinated with Art History – in which students learn about the sculpture of ancient times all the way through present day.

Fitness Basics 1

Students will gain a basic understanding of fitness and nutrition. In this course, they will learn about exercise technique and proper posture, warm up and cool down. Students conduct fitness assessments, set goals, develop their own fitness program, and participate in weekly physical activity.

Project-based learning brings subject matter to life. LESSON RESOURCES Quick Checks – auto-graded assessments to gauge understanding Math In Focus G6 e-texts Math In Focus Digi + Pearson MyPerspectives ELA e-text Pearson ReadyGen Text Collection G6 e-texts Anything but Typical Bud, not Buddy HMH Science Fusion e-texts: - The Dynamic Earth - Earth’s Water and Atmosphere - Space Science - Introduction to Science and Technology HMH ScienceFusion Virtual Labs McGraw-Hill - Discovering Our Past: A History of the World e-text McGraw-Hill – Discovering World Geography e-text Britannica® School World Atlas BrainPOP Interactive Activities Discovery Education STREAMING

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Grade 7 Grade 7 students learn how to conduct research to form their own opinions. They then take what they have learned and apply it to projects that encourage community engagement.

English Language Arts

Projects emphasize gathering information from texts and conducting research to form opinions which students present through a variety of methods. Learners increase their skills by interpreting the ubiquitous information available in our digital age and presenting their analysis through digital means. They are tasked with creating a presentation to the leaders of world nations regarding human colonization of space and writing an art critique by taking virtual tours of the world’s most famous museums.

Science

Research is at the core of learning this year. LESSON RESOURCES Quick Checks - auto-graded assessments to gauge understanding

Engaging in virtual labs and diverse instructional materials creates a rich learning experience. Grade 7 students explore Life Science through inquiry and scientific thought. Topics include cell function, processes of plants, animal behavior, the systems of the human body, and ecology.

Math In Focus G7 e-texts

Social Studies

The Outsiders

Students explore the essential elements, themes, and branches of the geography of the Eastern and Western hemispheres. They delve into the founding principles and practices of U.S. government and explore topics in economics. Students learn by completing projects such as drafting public policy on an issue they care about and taking steps to effect positive change in their community.

Math

Math In Focus Digi + Pearson MyPerspectives ELA e-text Pearson ReadyGen Text Collection G7 e-texts Hatchet HMH Science Fusion e-texts: - Cells and Heredity - The Diversity of Living Things - The Human Body - Ecology and the Environment HMH ScienceFusion Virtual Labs McGraw-Hill - Discovering Our Past: A History of the United States e-text

Students develop a strong conceptual understanding of Math skills and concepts. They draw on problemsolving skills and prior knowledge to simplify and solve algebraic expressions, approximate probability and relative frequency, and construct different geometric figures. Students learn to identify the plane shapes, and then use those skills to assemble a three-dimensional object. Designing a bird feeder is one of the project options.

Britannica® School

Art and Art History 7: Architecture

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Students apply concepts from Art History, incorporating what they have learned about trilithons and step pyramids, to design various buildings and structures.

Fitness Basics 2

This course provides students with a basic understanding of the importance of staying active throughout their lifetime. Students will learn about exercise safety, team and individual sports, nutrition and myths and misperceptions about nutrition and drugs.

World Atlas BrainPOP Interactive Activities Discovery Education STREAMING

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Grade 8 Can you imagine how the American Revolution would have been led if Samuel Adams had social media? How many people would have shown up for the Boston Tea Party? Grade 8 students consider the implications of communications technology and learn about the persuasive power of speech.

English Language Arts

Students increase ownership of their reading growth by forming opinions through research and tackling social issues. Students research rites of passage in cultures throughout the world and compose an article in which they use journalism techniques to illuminate various rites. After reading Elie Wiesel’s Nobel-PeacePrize-winning book, Night, students will research a current global issue and write a speech modeled after Wiesel’s Nobel acceptance speech, calling the audience to action.

Science

Grade 8 students use prerequisite knowledge of Physical Science to deepen their understanding of topics such as the properties of matter, chemical bonding and reactions, motion, forces, energy, and the properties of sound and light waves. Virtual labs and digital simulations create an engaging experience for middle-school learners.

History

How can today’s students relate to events of the past? Grade 8 students study U.S. History from the first Americans through the American Revolution, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Then they develop a social media campaign to convince colonists to either declare independence or stay loyal to England.

Math

Students draw on problem-solving skills and prior knowledge to develop a deep understanding of algebraic equations through data analysis and statistical applications and through an exploration of functions including graphing linear equations. Students will also learn about exponential and scientific notation, the Pythagorean Theorem, and how to apply geometric transformations. Learners are challenged to use equations to compare fitness center membership options.

Middle School Health

Beginning with properly defining health, this course then builds upon basic health practices to emphasize the importance of balance. Attention is given to each of the six dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental. Students are encouraged to regularly reflect upon their own personal wellness.

Learners prepare for high school. LESSON RESOURCES Quick Checks - auto-graded assessments to gauge understanding Math In Focus G8 e-texts Math In Focus Digi + Pearson MyPerspectives ELA e-text Night Ender’s Game 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea HMH Science Fusion e-texts: - Matter and Energy - Motion, Forces, and Energy - Sound and Light HMH ScienceFusion Virtual Labs McGraw-Hill – Discovering World Geography e-text McGraw-Hill – Building Citizenship: Civics and Economics e-text Britannica® School World Atlas BrainPOP Interactive Activities Discovery Education STREAMING

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Middle School Career Explorations

In this online course, students explore career options in many different fields including business, health science, public administration, the arts, and information technology. Course content subject to change.

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Help for students who struggle with reading, writing, or spelling in Grades 3 through 8 Built on the simple premise that children who learn differently should be taught differently, the Verticy Learning English Language Arts Course has been created specifically for students who are struggling with reading, spelling, or writing for a variety of reasons including dyslexia or other learning disabilities.

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The Verticy Learning program helps students develop academic confidence and re-kindle their love of learning. Verticy features concentrated phonics and spelling instruction allowing your child to overcome reading challenges along with writing tools that foster confidence. Available as a complete homeschool curriculum combined with Calvert Core courses or as an individual English Language Arts course, the Verticy Learning program will help your child develop academic confidence and a re-kindle their love of learning.

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Tools and Support Calvert is here to support you every step of the way At Calvert, we understand the importance of having the homeschooling support you need when you need it. When you and your child are accompanied on the educational journey with Calvert, you not only receive a companion, but also a mentor who is ready to provide you with a complete toolkit and directional support. The very hallmark of a Calvert experience is the high level of personal service you receive with every course. Whether you contact an Education Counselor, an Enrollment Advisor, or Technology Support, you will be connected with a reassuring voice, ready to help you on your homeschooling journey. Your success as a teacher, and our success as an educator are linked, and that is why we do everything we can to empower you from the first time you contact us to the completion of your child’s courses with Calvert.

Learn more about the support that Calvert offers homeschooling families; from teacher support to a passionate online community of support. Read on for details or contact a Calvert Enrollment Advisor to learn more.

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Support from Teachers Our team of highly trained and certified professional educators are the core of parent and student support at Calvert. You can homeschool with confidence with the support and guidance of Calvert’s team of experienced educators who understand the unique joys and challenges of homeschooling.

Education Counselor Support Available at no additional cost to all enrolled families, our Education Counselors will answer your questions regarding curriculum and course placement, provide alternative teaching ideas, help you stay on track, and offer general homeschooling guidance and support. You will never feel alone. Our Education Counselors are available Monday through Friday by phone or email.

Advisory Teaching Service The Advisory Teaching Service (ATS) is an optional service available to students enrolled in Grades K-8. Students enrolled in Calvert’s Advisory Teaching Service are assigned an Advisory Teacher who provides evaluations of your child’s work in all subjects, including detailed feedback on composition, mechanics, and processing skills. Advisory Teaching Service enrollment begins a partnership that will reinforce and support your homeschool journey and provide valuable transcripts and official records for your child’s future education.

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The Calvert Community At Calvert, you’ll find a vibrant and supportive community, eager to help you throughout your homeschooling journey. Whether you are new to homeschooling or a seasoned veteran, you will appreciate the helpful advice and guidance our passionate community provides.

Facebook

Like Calvert on Facebook and meet other Calvert families, receive news and information, post questions, and stay updated on webinars and events. facebook.com/calverteducation

YouTube

Check out our YouTube channel to find valuable learn-at-home strategies, view recorded webinars, and watch helpful “how to” videos created by Calvert’s own Education Counselors. youtube.com/calvertschool

Calvert Education Blog

Get updates on Calvert, tips and tricks for educating your students, and fun and engaging posts to encourage you in your homeschool journey. CalvertEducation.com/blog

Twitter

Follow Calvert on Twitter for news, interactive media suggestions, and to stay in the loop on educational trends and homeschool happenings. twitter.com/calvertedu

Pinterest

Follow Calvert on Pinterest to find fun, handson activities for all subjects and grade levels, homeschool organization ideas, dinner ideas for busy homeschooling parents, and more! pinterest.com/calvertedu

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PreK–High School curriculum and online private school programs.

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PreK–High School curriculum and online private school programs.